End of the internal combustion engine?
Posted by Rahmi Lale | Filed under Cars
Lekker Energie from Germany collaborating with the DBM Energy, France, made an electric car that drove a distance of staggering ~600 km, between Munich and Berlin, in one-charge (the batteries can recharge in just six minutes.)
Read from Wikipedia:
“In October 2010, an A2 converted to electric power by Lekker Energie and DBM Energy completed an early morning 600 kilometre (372 miles) drive from Munich to Berlin on a single charge. Upon arrival, Rainer Bruederle, Germany’s Economics Minister, called the test drive a “world record.”
The car was said to still have 18% of its charge remaining on arrival in Berlin and the average speed was reported as being 90 km/h (56 mph). The “kolibri” batteries used in the design are so compact that the vehicle retains its four seats and bootspace. A production version would be possible; “the technology could be implemented today. It is up to industry to use this potential” was the comment from Mirko Hannemann, the head of DBM.”
Well, unless there is some crucial info that I am missing, electric cars are not utopian anymore. What do you think?
If you would like to learn more about the technology, here is a video (German):
Thanks to Daniel for the news!